Industrial Ethernet switches with long-term availability

Our technology partner – Kontron, a global leader in IoT/Embedded Computer Technology (ECT), is expanding its Industrial Switch product line with additional high-performance and cost-effective models of the KSwitch family for Fast and Gigabit Ethernet. 

Modern high-performance chips, automation solutions, 5G connectivity and, last but not least, industrial switches are essential building blocks for successful Industrie 4.0 and IoT applications. The new KSwitch models from Kontron are suitable for Fast- and Gigabit networks up to 10G and have been specially developed for use in industrial environments. In addition to a compact design, the switches offer the possibility to easily connect machines, controllers and other components based on industry standards.

All switches can be flexibly combined with each other, making it easier to set up a future-oriented IT environment. Thanks to the single-chip design, the switches operate reliably and with high performance while at the same time reducing power consumption. Further cost savings result from the use of standardized RJ45 and optional SFP (small form factor pluggable) slots. SFPs are available as modular, optical or electrical transceivers for fiber optics or “direct attach copper” and can be used flexibly and scalably depending on the application. The compact design reduces the space requirement in the control cabinet or industrial rack by up to 35%.

The switches feature a high-quality metal housing that makes them ideal for use in rugged environments. They can operate at temperatures from -40 to +75º Celsius or from -10 to +60º Celsius as standard, and most products also support an extended supply voltage range of 12 to 58V DC. Thanks to the robust power supply and electrical immunity on each port of up to 2KV Surge, the switches operate safely and reliably even in harsh production environments with strong magnetic fields or unstable power supply.

The switches partly support Power Over Ethernet (PoE/PoE+, Ultra PoE) or can be operated as a powered device. Implemented management functions enable, among other features, the creation of virtual local area networks (VLAN) to structure networks in industrial environments and to separate them for security reasons.

Kontron employs a single-chip design throughout the new Ethernet switches, which offers the following advantages:

  • the products are more reliable and cost-effective
  • the performance increases with reduced power consumption
  • the design is smaller and more reliable

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At Kontron, Aaronn has been one of the most successful sales partners and system integrators throughout Europe for years. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have. As a leading system integrator throughout Germany, we provide our customers with individual support in the area of Industrial Ethernet Switches and quickly find customized solutions.

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Source: Kontron


Stefanie Fließ bei Aaronn Electronic GmbH

Stefanie Fließ
Account Manager
Tel.: +49 89-894577-14